The Golden Knights signed Marc-Andre Fleury to a three-year extension worth $21M ($7.0M AAV).
The Golden Knights signed Colin Miller to a four-year extension worth $15.5M ($3.875M AAV).
Miller had an outstanding 2018 season finishing tied for 23rd among defensemen in goals (10), tied for 25th in assists (31) and tied for 27th in points (41). Miller, who gets sheltered offensive-zone starts, finished the season with a 56.3 CF% and +7.3 relative Corsi. This contract looks like an absolute steal for the Golden Knights.
The Golden Knights have signed Zach Fucale to a one-year, two-way deal worth $650.
The Golden Knights have signed Curtis McKenzie to a two-year deal worth $1.5M ($750K AAV).
The Golden Knights have signed Maxime Lagace to a one-year deal worth $650K.
The Golden Knights have signed Brandon Pirri to a one-year extension worth $650K.
The Golden Knights have signed Daniel Carr to a one-year, $750K deal.
The Golden Knights have signed Nick Holden to a two-year, $4M deal ($2.0M AAV).
The Golden Knights have signed Paul Stastny to a three-year deal worth $19.5M ($6.5M AAV).
Stastny elected not to re-sign with the Jets, who acquired him from St. Louis at last year’s deadline. Stastny finished the 2018 season with 16 goals and 37 assists (53 points) in 82 games. Stastny will line up as the Golden Knights’ second-line centre behind 2018 breakout star William Karlsson.
The Golden Knights signed Ryan Reaves to a two-year, $5.5M ($2.775M AAV) extension.
Reaves was picked up from Pittsburgh midseason last year, and picked up two assists in 21 games with Vegas. He became a key member of their fourth line and a fan favourite, which is why he is getting nearly three million per season.
Carpenter is expected to be a healthy scratch for Game 5.
Carpenter is expected to come out of the Golden Knights’ lineup in Game 5 with David Perron drawing back in. This will likely be the last you see of Carpenter, because should Vegas win and extend the series, you have to assume they will stick with the same lineup.
Reaves is expected to be a healthy scratch for Game 5.
Reaves has picked up two goals and 18 PIMS in 10 playoff games this postseason, but it looks like he will sit in Game 5 with Will Carrier (undisclosed) returning to the lineup.
Carrier (undisclosed) is expected to be back in the Golden Knights’ lineup for Game 5.
Golden Knights’ head coach Gerard Gallant would not confirm any lineup changes, but based on the morning skate it looks like Carrier will replace Ryan Reaves. Carrier has yet to record a point in nine playoff games but brings a physical edge to the fourth line.
Fleury will start Game 3 in Washington.
Source: Tom Gulitti 06/2/18, 7:43 pm EST
Fleury will start Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Fleury allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Golden Knights 6-4 win over the Capitals in Game 1. Fleury wasn’t at his best in Game 1, but he has been brilliant all postseason and is now 3-0 against the Capitals this season. Fleury has stopped 102 of 108 shots (.944 SV%) in three Game 2’s in the playoffs.
Source: Dan Rosen 05/30/18, 4:19 pm EST
Subban (undisclosed) will not be available to backup Marc-Andre Fleury in Game 1 of the Finals.
Subban missed the Golden Knights’ practice over the weekend and head coach Gerrard Gallant said that he won’t backup Fleury tonight. With Subban battling an undisclosed ailment, Maxime Lagace will serve as Fleury’s backup in Game 1 vs. the Capitals.
Fleury will start Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Fleury stopped 31 of 32 shots in the Golden Knights win over the Jets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final on May 20th. Fleury has dazzled throughout the postseason, going 12-3 with a 1.68 GAA, .947 SV% and four shutouts in 15 games. The 33-year-old netminder was 2-0-0 with a 1.50 GAA and .939 SV% in two starts against the Capitals during the regular season. Fleury has posted a .918 SV% in 13 career Finals appearances.